Contrary to previous comments she’s made, Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie Laundrie, may have seen her brother in the days following his return to Florida without Gabby Petito.
Cassie Laundrie told ABC News last month that she had not spoken with her brother since his September 1 return to the family home. However, comments from her attorney on Friday may indicate otherwise.
On Friday, NewsNation Now reporter Brian Entin asked Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino if Cassie had visited the family during their trip to a Fort De Soto Park Campground from September 6 through September 8.
“To my knowledge, Cassie went for a day,” Bertolino said, according to Entin.
Entin also asked Bertolino if Cassie was at the campground at the same time as her brother. He responded with “idk,” which stands for “I don’t know.”
During the ABC News interview, Cassie was asked about her contact with Brian.
“I haven’t been able to talk to him,” she said. “I wish I could talk to him.”
The FBI is still searching for Laundrie; his parents told authorities they last saw him on September 17 when he told them he was going to a nearby nature reserve.
Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, filed a missing persons’ report with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York on September 11 after not having heard from Petito for several days. Officials confirmed on September 21 that a body found near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming two days earlier was Petito’s and an initial coroner’s report said her manner of death was homicide.